The Dallas Mavericks will be getting rid of the Mavs Dancers as well as the ManiAACs and drummers, replacing them with a new entertainment group.

According to a press release posted on, the franchise plans on eschewing the conventional dance or cheering squad in favor of showcasing a variety of local acts during halftime and in-between timeouts. The performances may consist of various forms of dance or unusual acts like ventriloquists and juggling squads. All is not lost for the deposed members, however as they are welcome to audition in front of a celebrity panel to be part of the upcoming ‘entertainment squad’.

This is just one of the many huge moves that owner Mark Cuban has pulled off recently to atone for the spate of sexual harassment complaints that have hounded the Mavs carried out by a former high-ranking executive and a beat writer. One of the most notable steps was hiring Cynthia Marshall as the Mavs Chief Executive Officer followed by their plans of possibly removing their scantily-clad cheerleaders which have been realized now.

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Recently, the Mavs came under fire again after their newly-acquired piece in forward Kristaps Porzingis, was accused of rape which apparently occurred during his time as a New York Knick. It was reported that Cuban was well aware of this accusation prior to signing off on the deal which didn’t help matters.

It remains to be seen if this move actually helps rehabilitate Dallas’s image considering that plenty of teams have cheering squads and isn’t exactly perceived as anything offensive, but hopefully, it does accomplish what they intend to do as they try to bounce back into regular season success and the playoff picture.